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The satanic verses

By: Rushdie, Salman

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0963270702 / 9780963270702
Paperback
823.914
01/05/1994
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20 cm 546 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Viking, 1988.
'A great novelist, a master of perpetual storytelling' V.S.Pritchett

No book in modern times has matched the uproar sparked by Salman Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses", which earned its author a death sentence.

Furor aside, it is a marvelously erudite study of good and evil, a feast of language served up by a writer at the height of his powers, and a rollicking comic fable.

The book begins with two Indians, Gibreel Farishta ("for fifteen years the biggest star in the history of the Indian movies") and Saladin Chamcha, a Bombay expatriate returning from his first visit to his homeland in 15 years, plummeting from the sky after the explosion of their jetliner, and proceeds through a series of metamorphoses, dreams and revelations.

Rushdie's powers of invention are astonishing in this Whitbread Prize winner.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Prizes:

W 1988 Whitbread Book of the Year Award Novel Category
W 1988 Whitbread Prize (Novel)

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